Jets' Revis cleared to practice after concussion

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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (left) was cleared for contact Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion during Week 1. He said he will play Sunday.   FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (left) was cleared for contact Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion during Week 1. He said he will play Sunday.

Darrelle Revis is back in action for the New York Jets.

The All-Pro cornerback was cleared Thursday for contact in practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in the team’s season opener.

And, as far as Revis is concerned, there’s no doubt whether he’ll be on the field against the Dolphins in Miami. “I’m playing,” Revis said after practice. “The doctors cleared me, so I’ll be playing Sunday.”

He has no more restrictions, and just to show how ready he is, Revis jokingly added: “I can bang my head on a wall if I want to.”

Coach Rex Ryan was also optimistic about Revis’ chances of playing Sunday, but said before practice that he’ll lean on the team’s doctors before saying the cornerback will definitely be on the field in Miami.

FALCONS: Cornerback Christopher Owens (concussion) and running back Antone Smith (hamstring) were held out of practice for the second consecutive day. Their status for Sunday’s game at San Diego is uncertain.

REDSKINS: Robert Griffin III says the St. Louis Rams were “unprofessional” and did a lot of “dirty things” during last week’s 31-28 loss.

The Rams were called for one late hit on Griffin.

“We’re going to play our own style of football and I’m sorry he didn’t like it,” said Jo-Lonn Dunbar, a fifth-year linebacker. “I hope he has a good day.”

TITANS: Chris Johnson doesn’t believe he is solely to blame for the teams’ rushing woes.

Johnson, a former 2,000-yard rusher, heads into Sunday’s game with the Detroit Lions having gained only 21 yards on 19 carries.

“Even when I went for 2,000, I didn’t think I was perfect, but I wouldn’t sit here and say I’m to blame,” Johnson said.

“I’m only going to be as good as my line is going to be. We’ve got to work together and get better.”

Johnson said he knows he’s an easy target because of the running game’s struggles and the $53 million contract extension he signed last year.

RAMS: Steven Jackson’s status is day to day after the nine-year veteran sat out his second consecutive practice Thursday with a groin injury.

CARDINALS: Quarterback John Skelton returned to practice on Thursday, though it’s unclear whether his sprained right ankle will be healthy enough to allow him to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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